Choose Your Yogurt Wisely

Choose Your Yogurt Wisely

I think we have all been there. Trying to eat healthy, but the world keep giving us junk! We are surrounded in a world of junk food. Even the most healthiest snack/meal is contaninated with added sugars and fats. How are we suppose to live healthy? Well, first off, we need to be Healthy Living Knowledgeable!

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Choose Your Yogurt Wisely

1. StoneyField’s Organic Fat-free Yogurt Brands :
*Love the taste, more reasonably priced than the Greek varieties, organic, higher in sugar but still reasonable. Six live active cultures! Highly recommend this brand, as it is readily available at most grocery stores and CAN be more affordable than other organic yogurt.

2. Oikos Plain Nonfat GREEK yogurt (organic):
*Low in calories and sugar and very high in protein! Five live active cultures! An excellent choice if you can afford it! It was $2.29 at Kroger yesterday for a small 7 oz container! Yikes.

Anyone know where to get the best deals on GREEK yogurt? I am curious!!

3. Yoplait Original (99% fat-free)
*Great flavor, but higher in calories (170 calories per 6 oz container) and sugar (33g per container), sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), contains live active cultures, but still not highly recommended by me as I try to stay away from high fructose corn syrup and it does not meet the guidelines I suggest.

4. Dannon Fit n Lit:
*Low in calories but sweetened/colored with controversial ingredients; aspartame, acesulfame K, Red 40, Blue 1.  The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recommends to avoid products containing acesulfame K and aspartame and use caution with artificial coloring like Red 40 and Blue 1. Recommended only if you do not consume yogurt regularly and are more of a milk person.

5. Weight Watchers Yogurt Brands:
*Good flavor, low in calories, and sweetened with sucralose (Splenda), which is considered safe, according to CSPI. However, use in moderation as it does contain Red 40 and Blue 1 which are cautioned against. I would recommend this brand OKAY for an artificially sweetened yogurt!

6. Yoplait Lite:
*I will admit, I LOVE the taste of this yogurt and it is low in calories. However, HFCS is an ingredient I avoid and I do not like how it is also sweetened with aspartame and colored with Red 40 and Blue 1. Not recommended unless you consider it an occasional treat (like I do!).
These six are the main yogurt varieties mentioned by The Healthy Apron Fans
What is your favorite yogurt variety?? I would love to help you navigate through the nutrition facts!!

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